‘PHASED WITHDRAWAL’: Feds To Pull Out Of Portland As Riots Rage On, Says Oregon Governor

PORTLAND — Federal agents sent in by President Donald Trump to secure the city will begin a “phased withdrawal” from Portland, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Wednesday.

The agents, who have frequently clashed with protesters, will begin leaving the city limits on Thursday.

The news comes the same day that Trump warned the “Beaver State” that either Oregon officials get a grip on the rioting that has shook the city in recent weeks or the federal government will.

“Either they’re gonna clean up Portland soon, or the federal government is going up, and we’re gonna do it for them. So either they clean out Portland — the governor and the mayor, who are weak — either they clean out Portland or we’re gong in to do it for them,” Trump told reporters Wednesday before departing on a trip to Texas.

In a statement, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said a plan negotiated with Brown over the last 24 hours includes a “robust presence” of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland to quell the violence.

“State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months,” Wolf said.

The riots, which began shortly after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, have led to multiple deaths, hundreds of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage.

‘EDUCATE! DON’T INDOCTRINATE!’: Trump Threatens To Pull Tax Exempt Status of Colleges and Universities He Deems ‘Liberal Indoctrination Centers’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the Treasury Department to review the tax exempt status of colleges and universities he deemed “liberal indoctrination centers.”

The president took to twitter to blast the schools as he traveled to his southern base of operations in Florida.

“Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education,” Trump tweeted. “Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated!”

According to the Association of American Universities, a majority of U.S. public and private colleges and universities are tax-exempt entities because they are entities of state governments that are declared 501(c)(3) organizations.

The IRS permits primary or secondary schools, colleges and professional trade schools that have regularly scheduled curriculum, to qualify as tax-exempt educational organizations, including federal, state, and other publicly supported schools.

The president’s comments come after he criticized higher learning institutions this week for balking at welcoming students back in the fall in fear of the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic.

He has also blamed colleges and universities in recent weeks for many of the protests that have torn the nation, particularly those where protesters removed statues honoring leaders of the Confederacy and historical figures such as George Washington.

“Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country,” he said, “and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes but that were villains.”

‘JUSTICE FOR FLOYD’: Tensions mount after unarmed black man dies in encounter with police

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis Tuesday evening to express their outrage after 46 year old George Floyd died after what witnesses described as a deadly encounter with police.

The unarmed Floyd was arrested Monday evening after officers responded to a call regarding an alleged forgery in progress. Cell phone video captured by bystanders shows Floyd being handcuffed and pinned to the ground as one police officer presses his knee against his neck. Several times Floyd could be heard pleading with officers that he was in pain and couldn’t breathe. Shortly after, Floyd, who had appeared to stop breathing, was taken to a nearby hospital and declared dead.

According to Minneapolis police, the encounter between Floyd and police occurred just after 8 p.m. Monday, when officers were called to the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue South after store officials claimed Floyd had attempted to use forged documents at Cup Foods.

A police spokesperson said officers located Floyd sitting in a parked vehicle and that he appeared intoxicated as officers ordered him to exit the vehicle.

“After he got out, he physically resisted officers,” police spokesman John Elder told reporters early Tuesday. “Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and officers noticed that the man was going into medical distress.”

But a video posted to Facebook by witness by Darnella Frazier appears to contradict some of the officer’s claims that Floyd had resisted arrest. During the 9 minute clip Floyd repeatedly groans and says he can’t breathe while being held face down on the pavement.

“He’s not even resisting arrest right now, bro,” one bystander tells the officer and his partner, in the video. “You’re f—ing stopping his breathing right now, you think that’s cool?”

The four officers involved have been fired as a result of the footage.

“It is the right decision for our city, the right decision for our community. It is the right decision for the Minneapolis Police Department,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said at a news conference with Police Chief Medaria Arradondo. “We’ve stated our values, and ultimately we need to live by them.”

NFL sparks new outrage after rejecting veteran group’s #PleaseStand ad during Super Bowl

NEW YORK, NY — The National Football League found itself embroiled in a new controversy Tuesday after rejecting a veteran group’s ad request that their ad be run during the Super Bowl.

American Veterans, the nation’s largest veterans service organization, had requested that a photo ad with the hashtag #PleaseStand, be placed in the Super Bowl LII program. Representatives for the NFL, however, would have no part of it and refused the request, calling the ad “too political”.

“The Super Bowl program is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams, and the Super Bowl. It has never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement,” NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy said in the statement.

The ad request came after months of controversy sparked by the refusal of dozens of NFL players to stand for the National Anthem, protesting alleged “police brutality” toward minority groups.

Outraged by the NFL’s rejection, Fox News correspondent Rachel Compos- Duffy was quick to blast the organization over their lack of respect for the flag and toward America’s veterans.

“This is what the NFL has done: They’ve actually made standing for our flag, honoring our heroes and veterans, something political,” Campos-Duffy said on “America’s Newsroom.”

“I think this is the final straw for a lot of football fans,” Campos-Duffy said. “I think that the NFL’s going to pay a price for this.”

In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk wrote that “freedom of speech works both ways.”

“We respect the rights of those who choose to protest,” wrote Polk, but “imposing corporate censorship to deny those same rights to those veterans who have secured it for all is reprehensible.”

“Veterans are good for more than just military aircraft flyovers, photo opportunities during halftime,” Polk continued, “or props to sell camouflage-style NFL apparel.”

“In closing, freedom of speech works both ways,” Polk added. “We respect the rights of those who choose to protest, as these rights are precisely what our members have fought – and in many cases died – for.”

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FBI targets black extremist groups as domestic terror threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FBI has officially recognized black extremist groups a threat to national security.

In a newly released report by the department’s counterterrorism division (https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4067711/BIE-Redacted.pdf) FBI officials call out “black identity extremists” who they say are targeting law enforcement and other government groups with violence.

“The FBI judges it is very likely BIE perceptions of police brutality against African
Americans have become organizing drivers for the BIE movement since 2014, resulting in a spike of BIEs intentionally targeting law enforcement with violence,” the report states. “In all six targeted attacks since 2014, the FBI assesses it is very likely the BIE suspects acted in retaliation for perceived past police brutality incidents.”

“The FBI assesses it is very likely a few of the BIEs who have targeted law
enforcement since 2014 were influenced by more than one ideological perspective” the report continues.

“It is very likely that BIEs’ perceptions of unjust treatment of African-Americans and the perceived unchallenged illegitimate actions of law enforcement will inspire premeditated attacks against law enforcement over the next year,” the report goes on. “It is very likely additional controversial police shootings of African-Americans and the associated legal proceedings will continue to serve as drivers for violence against law enforcement.”

Black activist groups were quick to respond to the report, which they claim is proof of racial profiling.

“We knew that we were likely being watched,” DeRay Mckesson of Black Lives Matter told The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/06/fbi-black-identity-extremists-racial-profiling). This is confirmation that the work of social justice continues to threaten those in power.”

But experts in the fields of social trends say the FBI is right in calling out the threat to law enforcement.

“It’s not racial profiling, it’s violence profiling,” Scott Walter, president of Capital Research Center, said in an interview with Fox News. “Identity politics can kill, whether it’s white identity politics, which killed in Charlottesville, or black identity politics, which kills cops.”

“We have to be able to distinguish between free speech and violence,” Walter said.
“[Many] longtime [black] activist groups were not obsessed with violence.”

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FARMER’S FIELD MESSAGE TO NFL GOES VIRAL: ‘We stand for the national anthem’

EDGELY, N.D.– A North Dakota farmer has found sudden fame after a message he carved into a field on his property went viral.

Gene Hanson, 77, of Edgeley, North Dakota plowed “We stand for the National Anthem” in response to the decision of several NFL teams to kneel during the playing of the national anthem in protest to what they claim is mistreatment by police toward minorities.

Hanson’s message, which spans the length of two football fields, caught the attention of the local news and quickly went viral.

“I go with [President[ Trump on this one,” Hanson told Fox News on Tuesday (https://tinyurl.com/yblt9ala). “If you want to protest, that’s not the place to do it.”

“A lot of people died over our flag. We’re able to voice our opinion because of it,” he added. “If you’re going to show respect for anything, do it for the national anthem.”

When asked what type of technology was used to create the message, Handon said all he relies on is his trusty Massey tractor. “No need for GPS,” he said.

Hanson, an admitted fan of President Trump, says he believes the president is doing his best to bring about change, but faces a “continuous battle” in Washington, D.C. so he does what he can to send messages of support from his rural farm.

In addition to his message about the national anthem, Hanson says he’s also carved “Drain the Swamp,” “Blue Lives Matter,” “Feel the Bern,” “GOP, get your act together,” and “Vote Trump” into his land. His writings have made him somewhat of a local celebrity

Despite the support he’s received, Hanson admits he did catch a little flack from local Democrats after “Never Hillary” appeared in his beanfield during the 2016 election. “Most responses have been positive, though,” he said.

For his next work of art, the farmer says he plans to pay tribute to Jesus Christ.

“We kneel at the cross,” says Hanson, will soon grace his field.

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EXPOSED: Violent anti-Trump ‘resistance’ group donors revealed. Big names such as Kelloggs, Ford among them

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Companies behind the funding of the leftist groups waging an all-out war against President Donald Trump have been revealed courtesy unredacted tax forms and some of the names on the list are, to say the least, shocking.

According to records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, The Center for Community Change, a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) progressive community organizing group, has been engaged in anti-Trump protests and related activities since early 2016. The group, who’s leaders sit on the board of several other left-leaning extremist organizations, received a $3,000,000 donation from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, better known as The Kellogg Company. The records show the organization also received a donation in the amount of $2,350,000, courtesy the Ford Motor Company and $1,750,000 from billionaire George Soros, who has been credited with organizing riots and protests throughout the nation.

Other donors to the organization include the California Endowment, which gave $524,500; the Marquerite Casey Foundation, which donated $515,000; Fidelity Charitable Gift, which gave $505,100; and the National Immigration Law Center, which donated $316,000 (https://www.scribd.com/document/360602355/Center-for-Community-Change-2015-Donors?irgwc=1&content=27795&campaign=VigLink&ad_group=1726779&keyword=ft500noi&source=impactradius&medium=affiliate#from_embed).

In addition to Soros, another notable person of interest uncovered in the report is that of Charlene Sinclair, who serves as the director of reinvestment at the Center for Community Change. In addition to her role at CFCC, Sinclair sits on the board of a group called The Emergent Fund, which has donated tens of thousands to the violent Black Lives Matter movement.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘I Have a Dream’ speech on its 54th anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 54 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

On the anniversary of this iconic speech and in light of the recent events in America regarding race relations, I thought it appropriate to run that ground breaking speech in it’s entirety . Maybe, just maybe, the world may learn something from it.

Dr. Martin Luther King in a speech delivered at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963:

“Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But 100 years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men – yes, black men as well as white men – would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds.

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.

We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We have also come to his hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.

Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time…to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. 1963 is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual.

There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny.

And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.

There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, when will you be satisfied? We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.

We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: for whites only.

We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.

No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our Northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning: My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that, let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when we this happen, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last.”

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MORE TO COME: WHITE NATIONALISTS SAY CHARLOTTESVILLE ‘JUST THE BEGINNING’

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Organizers behind last weekend’s White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia say the event, which led to rioting, one death and dozens more injured, was just the beginning and that they have plan on pulling back their efforts, despite President Trump’s call on Monday for a federal crackdown.

The University of Florida confirmed on Monday that “white rights” leader Richard Spencer has sought permission to speak there next month. Also on Monday, white nationalist Preston Wiginton said he is planning a “White Lives Matter” rally at Texas A&M University to be held sometime in September.

“We’re going to be more active than ever before,” Matthew Heimbach, a leader in the white nationalist movement, said Monday.

Violence at the event erupted on Saturday after James Alex Fields Jr. was charged with killing a woman by driving his car into a group of counter-protesters at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fields, 20, was held without bail on murder charges. Before the attack Fields was photographed at the rally wearing a shield bearing the emblem of the white nationalist Vanguard America, though the group has denied that he was a member.

“It was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Robert Armengol, who was on scene for a live podcast he hosts with students at the University of Virginia. “After that it was pandemonium. The car hit reverse and sped and everybody who was up the street in my direction started running.”

Speaking at the White House, President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the violence and vowed “swift” federal response.

“Racism is evil,” Trump said at the White House. “And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

“I just met with FBI director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice has opened a civil-rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American and wounded 20 others,” the president added. “To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held accountable. Justice will be delivered.”

Despite the president’s condemnation of the event, Jeff Schoep, director of the White Nationalist movement said Charlottesville praised the efforts of the protesters, but also condemned the violence that occurred at the rally. “Any time someone loses their life it’s unfortunate,” he said.

Schoep went on to say that inadequate police protection and counter-demonstrators were to blame for the violence and that white nationalists will not be deterred from planning future demonstrations or their efforts to preserve their southern heritage.

“It’s an assault on American freedoms. Today it’s Confederate monuments. Tomorrow it may be the Constitution or the American flag,” Schoep said.

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PORTLAND MAYOR CALLS FOR SHUT DOWN OF ‘HATE FUELED’ PRO-TRUMP RALLIES

PORTLAND, OR — The mayor of Portland, Oregon on Monday called for a ban on a pro-Trump scheduled for the upcoming weekend on the grounds that such “hate fueled” will only lead to violence.

Mayor Ted Wheeler said Monday that the “alt-right demonstrations” would only fuel additional “hatred and fear” as the city works to recover from the fatal stabbing of two men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade last Friday.

“There is never a place for bigotry or hatred in our community, and especially not now,” Wheeler said in a three-part statement posted to Twitter. (https://twitter.com/tedwheeler?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F05%2F30%2Fportland-mayor-urges-us-officials-to-shut-down-alt-right-rallies.html) “I hope we rise to the memory of these two gentlemen who lost their lives,” said Wheeler. “Let’s do them honor by standing with them and carrying on their legacy of standing up to hate and bigotry and violence.”

Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday on charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon and hate crime after police say he attacked and killed two male victims on board a train. According to eyewitnesses, Christian had begun ranting about the “Muslim takeover” in the U.S. and spewing “hate speech” toward two women on the train when Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Ricky Best, 53, intervened. Christian, say witnesses, drew his knife and began stabbing the victims. Another man, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, was also slashed in the neck but survived. He is currently recovering in a nearby hospital.

President Trump condemned the stabbings, writing Monday on Twitter: “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.” Despite that, Wheeler says a conservative rally at this time would only fuel tensions within the city.

“Our city is in mourning, our community’s anger is real, and the timing and subject of these events can only exacerbate an already difficult situation,” Wheeler said.

The Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1927691894133941/?active_tab=about) for Sunday’s months long planned event, which praises Trump, promised speakers and live music in “one of the most liberal areas on the West Coast,” and promised the event would be “an uplifting experience to bring back strength and courage to those who believe in freedom.”

The federal government controls permitting for the plaza where the rally is scheduled to take place and Wheeler has asked that they shut it down. The city will also refuse to issue any of its own permits allowing organizers to hold the events elsewhere, Wheeler said.

The mayor says he also plans to ensure that a permit is not issued for a June 10 anti- Islamic extremist protest, KATU reports (http://katu.com/news/local/mayor-wheeler-wants-federal-govt-to-pull-permit-for-alt-right-protest-on-june-4) will be called the #MarchAgainstSharia.

Portland has been the site of several anti-Trump rallies in months past. None of which were discouraged by the mayor.

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